Aug 26 2010

Give It a Whirl

Published by at 3:18 pm under Entertaining,Lunch

Remember when I described my lunches comprised of quinoa and veggies and bragged that I never get tired of them? Well, I finally did, so I made some hummus.

I rarely eat hummus anymore because my assistant is allergic to legumes, but making it myself reminded me how much I adore it. In fact, before I started cooking adult meals, I was definitely not above munching on Wheat Thins and Sabra while watching Seinfeld re-runs and calling it “dinner.” And I may or may not still do that when no one’s around.

Considering I’ve had my favorite secret weapon, my food processor, for over a year now, it’s amazing this was my first venture into hummus making. It’s simple — just throw everything in and let the machine do the work! But I assure you it will not be my last — especially since I bought a 12-pack of garbanzo beans during my last Costco run. A sundried tomato variety is already next on my agenda.

Lemon and Thyme Hummus

Ingredients (Makes about 1.5 to 2 cups):

2 small cloves garlic

1 can garbanzo beans, drained

1 tbsp. tahini

3 tbsp. olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon


1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. cumin

2 tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped

Salt and pepper

Peel garlic cloves and chop in food processor for about 10 seconds, or until minced. Add beans, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice, and process until well-combined and smooth. Add between 2 and 4 tbsp. of water until you achieve your desired consistency; I like it chunky but others prefer it creamier.

Add in paprika, cumin and thyme (you may either mix it in the food processor or stir by hand). Add salt and pepper to taste.

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2 Responses to “Give It a Whirl”

  1. Sharonon 04 Sep 2010 at 2:48 am

    Making your hummus today and eating with fresh green beans and carrots….

  2. Livon 09 Sep 2010 at 2:48 pm

    So glad the hummus worked out! Can’t wait to see you in SF soon 🙂